EKUI: For a world without communication barriers

Equity

Access to education and rehabilitation goods and services

Knowledge

Universal right to learning

Universality

A universal and accessible language for everyone

Inclusion

Changing the world into a place where everyone belongs

EKUI's Numbers

76

National Municipalities

318

Classes implementing

368

Schools

3692

Teachers and trained parents

103

Speech Therapists and Psychologists to be implemented

8425

Children that achieved literacy with the EKUI methodology

83195

Beneficiaries (including adults)

What is EKUI

EKUI is a line of playful and didactic material for a more inclusive communication, without barriers. As such, EKUI was designed to develop:

  • language and communication
  • psychomotor skills
  • critical thinking
  • social and emotional intelligence
  • imagination and creativity

The Story of EKUI by its creator, Celmira Macedo:

“The idea of the EKUI came to me in 2003 when I was teaching special education classes to students with autism and cognitive limitations. At the time, I realized that children were able to identify the letters of the Portuguese alphabet a lot easier if I associated them with a sign of the Portuguese sign language.

It became clear to me that we were lacking a didactic material which allowed children to learn and communicate in an equitable manner, a basic right of every citizen.

It has been a rewarding journey: today, thousands of children are learning to read with the EKUI methodology and I believe this is just the beginning of a big change. The change into a more inclusive world where equality starts when we exercise our right of communication and a universal language.”

Featured Video

Demo Alphabet

The first 3 letters of the EKUI Alphabet App

Demo
Game

Interactive EKUI game
available soon